I am the first to admit I do not understand modern art so, when I entered the Everson Museum’s Modern Art gallery, I felt like I was in a scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I just kind of stared at the art hanging on the walls with my mind unable to make much sense of them. After considering the painting above, I decided to do as the artist did and photograph it using lots of negative space. The lighting and shadows help to bring your eyes to the subject of…well, you be the judge.
Now, I further admit I do love a sense of humor. Here’s a piece of art created by Toby Buonagurio a professor at SUNY Brockport who describes her work this way:
Dime store and flea market detritus, mass media cliches, hot rods, absurd fashion, and cultural stereotypes serve as inspiration for my ceramic combines. My work is serious in intent, but there’s always an underlying message couched in the humorous appearance.